Anna Burns

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Top 10 Northern Irish novels | Stuart Neville
Northern Ireland has always had a voice, and we’ve never been short of storytellers. The challenge has been finding someone to listen

Stuart Neville

30, Mar, 2022 @1:57 PM

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Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and carefully encouraged scandals
The long read: Its knack for creating tension and controversy has helped it remain an energising force in publishing for more than 50 years – but how do writers, publishers and judges cope with the annual agony of the Booker?

Charlotte Higgins

05, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Top 10 bookworms in fiction | Cathy Rentzenbrink
If you’re reading a novel, the chances are you’ll be able to relate to characters who love reading, too. These works showcase some of literature’s finest bibliophiles

Cathy Rentzenbrink

11, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Top 10 books about children fending for themselves | Una Mannion
Facing up to the world without adult support is present in Greek myths and remains a key theme in authors from Anna Burns to Douglas Stuart and Rachel Kushner

Una Mannion

27, Jan, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Top 10 books about consent
From Thomas Hardy to Kristen Roupenian, literature offers a changing map of the treacherous terrain of sexual relationships

Mia Levitin

25, Nov, 2020 @10:36 AM

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Top 10 Irish gothic novels
From ancient terrors to modern horrors, authors from Oscar Wilde to Anna Burns have found in Ireland rich and genuinely scary storytelling terrain

Ruth Gilligan

01, Apr, 2020 @10:05 AM

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Wait, be patient, keep faith: an unlikely mantra for life | Alice O’Keeffe
In these turbulent times, we can all learn from novelist Anna Burns’s creative process for opening her mind, says literary critic Alice O’Keeffe

Alice O'Keeffe

19, Dec, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Impossible times for political novels | Letters
Letters: Peter Taylor-Gooby and Doug Sandle respond to Dorian Lynskey’s article on the death of the political novel


28, Aug, 2019 @4:15 PM

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Two books about Northern Irish Troubles win Orwell prize 2019
Anna Burns’ Milkman and Patrick Radden Keefe’s Say Nothing win political fiction and political writing awards

Amy Walker

25, Jun, 2019 @7:30 PM

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Book clinic: which European fiction will revive my love of modernist novels?
Author and critic Alex Preston recommends fiction for fans of modernism

Alex Preston

15, Jun, 2019 @4:59 PM

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Feminist retellings of history dominate 2019 Women's prize shortlist
From Pat Barker’s reworking of Greek myth to Anna Burns’s take on the Troubles, the finalists turn familiar stories on their heads

Alison Flood

28, Apr, 2019 @11:01 PM

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Anna Burns and Sally Rooney on Rathbones Folio prize longlist
Booker winner Milkman and Normal People, which took the Costa novel award, among 20 contenders for the £30,000 prize

Richard Lea

18, Mar, 2019 @4:18 PM

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